Interested in Language
What does wee wriggler mean? As in "He may look cute but he was a wee wriggler" or "Why he even denied it in the first place is beyond me - she's a stunning wee wriggler". Sounds like a bad thing...
(Not a teacher)
To me 'wriggler' sounds like an affectionate term, talking about a baby, or a pet. From the verb 'wriggle', describing movement. If it's a pet, it would mean that whenever you tried to pick it up it would try to free itself by wriggling it's body. If it's a baby, then it's describing how the baby moves it's limbs.
That's what I'd say at least. 'Wee' is most likely 'little/small'. In Scotland, 'wee' is used almost exclusively in place of 'little/small' among speakers.
What I took from the 'Why he even denied it anyway' sentence, is that a person has denied ownership of said 'wee wriggler'. What that is, exactly, I don't know - his daughter? his pet gerbil?
The second one is an actor talking about his girlfriend. I don't remember exactly, but I think he had denied being dating her.
To me, it sounded like a bad thing to say, because of the first sentence...but it doesn't fit with someone talking about his girlfriend, besides, it's preceded by the word "stunning".
Thanks to both for answering!
This 'related story' suggests pole-dancing may well figure on her cv.
Come to think of it, anyone this rag calls 'lovely' probably makes money by taking her clothes off.SEE hot Heroes babe Hayden Panettiere stripping off in video for a sizzling shoot
Read more: [there was a link here, but I feel dirty enough just visiting the Sun's site; I'm certainly not going to be their pimp as well ]
I agree about the Sun, though.
Anyway, I don't think I'll ever use "wee wriggler" in a conversation..or in any other form of communication, really.